It’s a real battle of do you prefer the Dark Side or the rebel Alliance this week as Virgin Atlantic and LATAM both reveal special limited edition liveries to support the opening of Star Wars ‘Galaxy’s Edge’ experience at Walt Disney World Resort. While LATAM have showcased their stormtrooper themed 777, Virgin Atlantic have themed one of their 747’s flying from London Gatwick Airport to Orlando, Florida.
“The Falcon” as the 747 will be known – showcases the iconic Millennium Falcon – the famous spaceship once owned by Han Solo. It forms part of Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays’ celebrations of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which opened in Orlando in August.
Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays are actually running a competition to support their new special livery aircraft. The competition is simple – anyone who spots the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge aircraft can snap and share an image on their personal Instagram account, tagging both Virgin Holidays and Virgin Atlantic, and including #TheFalcon in the photo caption.
All entries received by Wednesday 9 October will be entered into a prize draw. The winner will win two seats onboard The Ultimate Virgin Holidays Star Wars Experience.
Meanwhile LATAM’s latest 777-300ER to be retrofitted will feature a darker side to the Star Wars franchise in the shape of a storm trooper. Interestingly, LATAM flies their 777s to most long haul destinations apart from Orlando, where it’s A350s currently operate on the route.
These Star Wars inspired liveries join the existing ANA fleet of aircraft painted in special liveries to celebrate the recent revival of the franchise.